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on r g r g r i. a day before the e.u. summit to eastern european partners public fury in ukraine refuses to die down as the government hesitates in signing up to trade deals. a crackdown on terror in the heart of the russian capital where police say they've arrested a group of heavily armed islamic extremists and. i egypt orders the arrest of two prominent activists who spearheaded regime change in twenty eleven is a police chase anyone defying the new law which restricts public gatherings.
hello welcome to the program you're watching r.t. with me andrey farmer. there's an eastern european economic get together starting on thursday but there's one country in the wings which is having trouble making up its mind ukraine has seen days of violence and protest amanda that their president signs closer ties with the u. even though he knows being hasty could be costly. skis following the protests. protesters still continue in kiev they lost it overnight despite temperatures dropping well below zero and right now several thousand people are besieging the government building in central kiev and there's been a warning coming from the authorities for the general public to abstain from any kind of provocations because they had a information that some provocative groups were preparing some royals and even the possible attempt to take over the government building that's why you can see there's heavy police presence riot police are all over the place i when i walked
here to the government building i saw literally hundreds of riot police all over the place there securing every governmental building the parliament of the government building and the administration of president building and judging by the fact that these people have ten camps across the city they're not willing to go anywhere until friday until the summit and still clinging to this last hope of signing your association deal during the eastern partnership summit even though there are serious assurances coming from the government that this deal will not be signed and it's not so difficult to see why judging by the numbers and figures that may cause a serious collapse of the ukrainian economy let me break down some of these figures for you. may have standard few people but it's no surprise to those who have looked at the numbers the country's economy has been on a downward slope for over a year and a half with foreign debt at a staggering one hundred thirty six billion dollars it would have cost over one hundred billion dollars to modernize factories not all can so closures would trigger massive unemployment at risk if can not afford especially since the e.u.
made it clear no immediate compensation then a huge drop in industrial output from last trade with russia which said ukraine cannot get loyalty points from everyone ukraine's decision has also started a political street fight between brussels and moscow as the two traded accusations of pressuring key. i wanted to ask our friends in brussels my personal friends in the european commission to refrain from harsh statements. do we really have to stifle an entire segment of our economy just to get them to like us. the fear is that with the free trade agreement already placed with key of the russian market could be flooded with european goods that could destroy entire industries and see tens of thousands of people out of work. but those camping out in key of central square are adamant about becoming part of europe despite the risks to their own country's economic health. alexy has been in
the thick of the ongoing public unrest in kiev from day one follow art say on instagram to his images from the very heart of the demonstrations. but ukraine's dire economic conditions are being cited as the main reason lawmakers backed away from the e.u. deal are burning correspondent has been hearing reaction in europe with some believing it can't afford to accommodate to k.f. . ukraine's decision not to push for closer association with the e.u. could turn out to be a blessing for those in european countries there was going to have to be some two hundred thousand pieces of regulation that would have had to be changed to allow ukraine to fit into this new partnership all of which would have had to are being paid for by the european countries now these pieces of regulation range from quite
big issues right down to things like the type of screws used on road signs and the gauge of railway tracks and those are things that really european countries can't afford to be paying for right now we're seeing eighty four million people on the brink of poverty across the european union this is according to eurostar the european union's own statistics organization youth unemployment is endemic across most of europe all of these things are leading europeans here in berlin to tell me that well europe should look to put its own financial problems correct before it starts taking on the debts of others. so it's not the e.u. already has plenty of problems in its own right at the moment for example bulgaria will be joining soon i will only create were problems if you know what shaun's i think yes this will be expensive we have not realized it yet but we just have to wait and see bama gives canoe committal it's hard to say there are plenty of
problems in ukraine in any case if we take them it should be done under different conditions. but it seems europe may have dodged something of a financial bullet following ukraine's decision not to push for those closer ties. russian police say they have arrested fifteen members of an al-qaeda linked terrorist cell in moscow the suspects were reportedly caught red handed with a cache of guns and explosives artie's medina as more. that comes after russian security forces detained and other member of the same group at the beginning of november now the man who was allegedly involved in recruiting young women to join the organization now all of those members cells those people that are detained now are thought to be members so for an extremist islam a very good musician and were involved in a number of for criminal activities to fund it now this survey is ation is
described as a year magic's of terrorist cells which inspired some of the tactics and methods. now that are having these ation that was created back at the beginning of seventy's and egypt however a leader of the country's authorities bound it and back into any town and russia also bound its activities. and egyptian prosecutor has ordered the arrest of two leading activists known for their major role in top longstanding dictator hosni mubarak in two thousand and eleven the news comes after police broke off several protests in cairo under a new law that bans demonstrations of more than ten people without permission true reports from the capital. we expect protesters to once again return to the streets against this very oppressive law which security forces basically enforced on choose day as those mass public outrage at the behavior of the police towards protesters who were just standing peacefully for
a few minutes and that's all the time they were given demonstrating now just before midnight on tuesday we had reports from fifteen prominent activist female activists that he had been sexually assaulted beaten and dumped in the desert after being part of those who were arrested on tuesday for this demonstration this sparked across the country egypt's committee of fifty supposed to be drafting egypt's constitution suspended its session and many of the political parties called for the draft law to be revised saying that this was a return to the days of hosni mubarak where protests were basically due to emergency law who situation in egypt has obviously been deteriorating in the last few months but this new protest more effectively restricts demonstrations in some cases criminalizing protesters not allowing people to even gather for a few minutes on the streets in numbers above ten and keep yourself posted on the latest happenings in egypt with bells twitter feed is always a good place to go to get news coming out of that part of the world. recently the
sochi olympics past the hundred days to go mark and the paralympics have reached that milestone to say has more on the preparations for the winds again. at the media center this is where the media will be house during the olympics and it's in the beautiful mountains class even though it's raining today but we're kicking off that one hundred days before the para lympics winter games the paralympics into game will start from the seventh of march till the twenty the sixteenth of march now that's almost ten days a little quick excitement as well as schools mention now russia has been taking a very important steps in making sure that those with disabilities are being cared for our one of them is a wretched find a un convention on the rights of persons with disabilities our we've seen how the transport infrastructure the restaurants we need a little bit stadium as well as at the hotels have adapted for people with
disabilities and that not only for the athletes who are coming to compete out here but also for the spectators now when we talk about doing talking about the sports we have about seven disciplines with the paralympics as well as five sports and newly added on the list is the para snowboarding which has had everybody quite excited out here now in terms of our really for the paralympics you know that the olympic torch has been going around the country going to places as far as out of vegas too late by car and at the hotel where the paralympics will kick off on the twenty sixth of february and i'm sure it'll be just as exciting so we'll definitely be keeping out of the rain had to be a little from now but will bring you more as soon as we get it. a recent study suggests britain is drifting into a color coded society with the u.k.'s whites netlink minorities choosing to live apart the result is what's known as comfort zone segregation which is feared could
lead to hatred and intolerance among communities it's even led to the country's long time figurehead on racial equality to say that britons have been in denial on the issue for far too long saira first explains all that warnings that could be drifting towards becoming a color coded society coming from the former head of the equality and human rights commission trevor phillips now mr phillips has been leading some research with think tank demos and the university of london and what they've done is stated from between the two thousand and one census and the two thousand and eleven census and what they found is during that time more than one hundred thousand people from ethnic minority groups had moved out of london but instead of moving to areas considered predominantly white have preferred instead to move to so-called mixed areas where there are already established minority groups now here in sheffield the
local community has hit the headlines over recent weeks the concerns raised over community tensions between the population and other ethnic groups in that community but what this research is saying is that this could be a pattern that we see played out across the u.k. the segregation really needs to be trashed and acknowledged because of course it does have very serious implications for community relations. and it's estimated around six hundred thousand white britons left london in the last decade to settle in other parts of the country that are predominantly white politics professor eric kaufman from the university of london believes they are driven by the need to stay in the majority. one of the negative consequences is that you are getting white british people avoiding very diverse areas so it's not because they dislike anyone group but they just want to be in a comfortable bitch already so you can get a situation where like in parts of east london or in parts of south london.
each census there are fewer and fewer white british there and it is possible that there will be areas that have very few to no not know but very few white british people living there we see the same trend in the united states there are sections of the diverse cities like houston and los angeles where you are there are very few white people living there and that could be a concern for integration so it's just that inability to attract or retain white british population in some of these areas that are maybe not so close to central london but are not far enough away to be sort of leafy and green so it's that felt where you might get this effect. you with your side to come edward snowden seen cruising down the streets of the u.s. capitol well you post a full money way ahead please look at a prominent ad campaign to support the whistleblower as activists remind you of being spied on also this is not
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part of the syrian people the only other party of the opposition who can claim to have such illegitimacy fear representation or fear representing another group of syrian syrians but if the syrian government for example goes to geneva in the suits with all the politicians who have no representation on the ground whatever it is going to be agreed upon is not going to stick because anybody on the ground can actually go prove. from suspects to spooks that the strange twist in one town and i bet a abby martin explores that in today's breaking the set. well guys i didn't think it was possible that the cia is officially ruined one of my all time favorite beatles songs that's right according to the associated press reporters out of goldman in matter who was lennon and mccartney is classic penny lane was the code name for a multi-year long program to turn guantanamo prisoners into double agents according to their reporting as hundreds of detainees began flooding into guantanamo in the years following nine eleven the cia just couldn't pass up the golden opportunity to
put get no prisoners on the agency's payroll which is where penny lane comes in in two thousand and three it began as the unofficial name of a cluster of cottages just outside of guantanamo's administrative offices after prisoners were identified as potential candidates for the operation they were taken from the confines of guantanamo as main prison in place of these well kept cottages complete with patios full size beds and even a collection of pornography if requested by the detainee now keep in mind that during all of this the cia wasn't interested in the hundreds of prisoners that were sent to guantanamo flimsy or nonexistent evidence nope in fact a prerequisite for those candidates is that they had significant and deep ties to al qaeda so they could be you could be of use to the cia when released back into the world so while detainees with no terrorist ties continue to hold up in their cells to this day many of the most dangerous and violent detainees were freed long ago and placed inside of actual al-qaeda cells.
some of the news from around the globe demonstrations in back then to the fourth forcing the evacuation of thailand's top crime fighting agency protesters demanding the government step down and the surrounding state buildings cussing also that city water supplies the government has pledged not to use force against the crimes but is seeking the arrest of a key protest leader rallies were stopped by an amnesty bill that could see. the exiled former premier texan she returned to thailand he fled in two thousand and eight amid corruption charges. the german chancellor is christian democrat party has reached a coalition deal with the center left social democrats under the agreement angela merkel c.d.u. insisted on no tax increases while the s.p.d. ski to work a minimum wage and a lower retirement age many s.p.d.
supporters are wary of the deal though after being dominated a hard time during the previous grand coalition. china says it's monitored the price of two american b. fifty two bombers the flew over darlins in the east china sea on tuesday in defiance of the newly declared air defense zone beijing announced the air space boundaries on saturday and threatened action against any aircraft in the area that failed to identify themselves the incident is being seen as a direct challenge from washington and part of president obama's age of if it policy of containing china's growing claims. edward snowden may have prepared a so-called things they cache of top secret data for release in case he's captured or killed for his activities that is the fear of american and british officials who say the whistleblower probably had the files online to make them excess supporting his contacts memoir snowden has been cited prominently in washington although not
in the flesh. explains. it's thanksgiving week in the u.s. and civil liberties advocates are saying they're saying q to edward snowden it's a crowd sourced campaign so people across the country have donated small and large amounts to get this message across. in the eyes of the government edward snowden is a traitor and civil rights advocates through campaigns like this one show there are many who don't think there are millions of people across the united states that recognize that edward snowden is an american hero and he wrote to democracy worldwide so it's important it's important to combat the message the propaganda that's coming from the obama administration that in top leadership that are trying to demonize him what he's done is a case of classic whistleblower but the united states government classified its evidence of its own criminal misconduct its its violations of the bill of rights
and all that that mr snowden did was revealed the basic facts that the public is entitled to know there's several legislative initiatives right now all stemming from edward snowden's revelations to make sure that legislators don't forget that edward snowden supporters plan on launching new bosses around january when congress is back in session in washington i'm going to check on our team. no i was games against imaginary enemies are vital to training any army and cyber warfare units are no exception at r.t. dot com we look at nato biggest ever defense exercise against mask award in eighty two being attacked and all this just a few kilometers from the russian border. also online read faces of the world health organization operative minutes to an embarrassing blunder in a report on h. i.v. infections in greece. more
news today violence flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing up racial to rule the day. from victory parades to mass executions over the centuries moscow's red square has seen plenty of history changing events but a suitcase the size of an apartment block right in front of some basil's cathedral is a step too far for many people even if it was partly for charity artie's market how went to find out why the stunt a stunt so many. standing here right in the middle of red square what do you expect to find here the kremlin of course lennon's mausoleum very sacred ground here in
russia an addition to these major landmarks we now have this gigantic leave aton box which is featured behind me you know it stands thirty feet high it's a huge monstrosity of sorts and there's been a lot of social outcry about this box on twitter a photo shop images have come up on line regarding this gigantic box now twitter of people online have been commenting that this sacred ground has since been turned into a commercial space members of the duma have come out in regards condemning it saying you know that it just doesn't belong here and the good department store has since decided to go ahead and remove this box now they're citing that it's not because of the outcry the public outcry but it's rather because it's just simply too big so we're going to see this major lou baton trunk being taken down in the coming days it was originally supposed to be here for six weeks now they're saying it will come down well in the meantime so u.k.
seems to have developed a persona of its own on twitter if we go this way you'll see what i mean it's been posting messages against its removal and some of the well firstly it says it's not just an object and threatens to pin itself to the ground rather like that artist that recently nailed his private parts to red square if you remember it also claims to be symbolic of people's history so if you can that don't miss your chance to see what's been causing so much public amazement before it is finally removed. up next the young and exploited takes a look at the harsh reality of child labor in europe. idealist been struck well they believe some kind of deal there can be no doubt this first step agreement between iran and the great powers is of historic significance it could become the foundation for far reaching geopolitical ships in the region
but have no illusions the naysayers are intent on scuttling the deal and the use of force we're told me on the table do you think humanity as a whole would benefit from living some parts of the wall g.m.o. free just to play on the safe side vs through biotechnology through research through genetic modification we can give those small holder farmers the opportunity to be able to deal with and survive all of those challenges and i believe they should have all of the tools. if you're thinking about an alcoholic drink associated with russia it's probably not going to be one that springs into your head but they've been making it here on
the black sea coast for more than two thousand kids and there's an industry which really can compete with the best the rest of the world has to offer i've come to meet some of the people growing the greats and to see if i can find out the secret to the perfect. soon i. guess. deliberate torture is on its epic journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred ninety cities of russia. relayed by fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea another space. a
limp a torch relay. m r t v dot com. this baker is used to working with under-age boys he makes no secret of it. c.c.'s says it's true that there are so many ask me for work at least ten or twelve a week they say they like the work they say it's a fine professional well it's true that it's a fine job but it's also tough. cycle frater doesn't consider himself a child exploited this boss of a small family business feels that the current crisis leaves him with no choice. m i used to have three employees then little by little because of the rise in taxes an increase in fuel prices i ran into difficulties and had to let them all go and. of course one of the advantages of having these boys working here is that i save
a bit or an expense is. that implied i have to say i'm still the one who ends up working the most since my sales are plummeting i'm forced to count on the kids. but i'm telling you if sales increased i did mediately get a qualified worker who could lighten my load a little a little. lower here you are senora have a great day at age eight how many italian small business owners are taking advantage of this cheap labor force. according to recent estimates there are sixty thousand kids working in the navy. region today. and the state what's the italian government doing about it. this is the headquarters of the labor inspection agency for. the director doesn't know the camera is already running he admits straight away that he's powerless.